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What is the definition or description of: acoustic reflectometry?

What is the definition or description of: acoustic reflectometry?

Sound wave: The device sends out a sound that bounces off the eardrum and then measures the eardrum's mobility. Normal movement generates "greater than 120". If there is fluid behind the drum dampening the movement the number can be as low as 40. It's a quick and easy measurement of middle ear fluid. ...Read more

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Acoustic Reflectometry (Definition)

The device sends out a sound that bounces off the eardrum and then measures the eardrum's mobility. Normal movement generates "greater than 120". If there is fluid behind the drum dampening the movement the number can be as low as 40. It's a quick and easy measurement ...Read more


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Do people die from an acoustic neuroma?

Do people die from an acoustic neuroma?

Rarely: Acoustic neuromas are slow growing benign tumors that rarely get to a size that can cause death. They are not cancers. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

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What is the definition or description of: acoustic neuroma?

What is the definition or description of: acoustic neuroma?

Acoustic neuroma: This is a tumor that arises from the nerve that controls balance and hearing, the viiith cranial nerve. Typically benign and depending on size and symptoms should be considered for surgical resection. ...Read more

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I've developed acoustic neuroma. What should I be watching out for in the future?

Several things: As acoustic neuromas grow they typically cause hearing loss and tinnitus. They may also produce balance problems. If they get very large they may cause facial nerve paralysis or hydrocephalus which is too much fluid pressure in your head.Fortunately, if it is closely monitored, most of the more serious complications may be avoided by surgical removal or radiation treatment. ...Read more

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What is acoustic wave therapy?

What is acoustic wave therapy?

Cellulite: Acoustic wave therapy vibrates connective tissue mechanically to decrease cellulite & to imporve elasticity in skin. It is reported to stimulate laydown of new collagen. ...Read more

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Risks of awt (acoustic wave therapy)?

Risks of awt (acoustic wave therapy)?

Cellulite, right?: This is promoted for gynoid lipodystrophy ("cellulite"). Zapping it with sonication waves. Don't get your hopes up. I've not heard of any unpleasant or dangerous side effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose acoustic neuroma?

Function/Imaging: Modalities can typically be divided into two categories: 1.) imaging - ct or MRI (with contrast) can be used to visualize tumors in detail. 2.) functional tests - audiometry and brainstem auditory evoked responses assess the integrity of the vestibulocochlear cranial nerve by analyzing how the brain responses to test sounds. ...Read more

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What kind of numbness casued by acoustic neuroma ? Feels nothing when being pinched? Is is all over the face?

Hearing loss only: Acoustic neuromas usually cause only hearing loss on the side they are growing and dysequilibrium / imbalance. If they are very big, they can sometimes cause numbness over one side of the face (the same side that they are growing on), sometimes just one portion, sometimes the entire side. ...Read more

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